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LED Lighting Ideas & Benefits for Your Home or Office

Posted 28/01/14

LED lighting has long been the next-best thing in retail and commercial lighting by designers, but now, they’re catching on with homeowners thanks to their energy efficiency.  LED lighting can incur higher upfront costs. However, you don't need to wait a long time to recover your investment in energ

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Installing Solar Panels for Your Home

Posted 18/02/14

If you've ever considered installing solar panels, you are not alone. Kiwi homes are generally exposed to 20-30 times more energy from the sun than they use in power or gas and most of its going to waste. By making use of it, we can reduce emissions, create jobs and contribute towards energy ind

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government regulations require that certain wor

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Preparing for Winter - 3 Things You Can Do Right Now

Posted 15/04/14

Autumn’s begun and now that there's a noticeable chill in the air, preparing for winter is a top priority. If you’re anything like us you’ve been wondering if it’s too soon to turn the heater on in the evenings or if now’s the time to hire a handyman to chop and stack some wood for your fire. Her

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Tips for Heating Your Home in Winter

Posted 07/05/13

As temperatures start to fall and household prices continue to rise, the need to stay warm without increasing your bills has never been stronger. Heating your home on a budget has never been greater! We've got some helpful suggestions for you to minimise your energy usage and keep warm this winter.

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Security Service & Alarm Installers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

A security service or alarm installers will be able to advise and install the best security system for your property or anything else you want to protect. Some systems are composed of a simple alarm that sounds when an entry point is breached, while others include monitoring centres where

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Electricians - What They Do

Posted 05/11/10

The electrician trade is one of the more highly skilled and potentially dangerous of the trades. All electricians must be part of the Electrical Workers Registration Board, so don't be afraid to ask to see their registration before hiring... The responsibilities of electricians include br

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Check Out These Luxury Bedroom Lighting Ideas

Posted 11/06/13

Whether your luxury bedroom is a small cosy space or a grand suite, it’s probably used for more than just sleeping. While dark bedrooms are perfect for sleep, too little light can hinder other activities.  With plenty of luxury bedroom lighting ideas available, let us help you choose the right  prof

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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying an Old House

Posted 08/04/14

Are you considering buying an old house? Old villas and bungalows can be charming, but with age, often comes problems. Here’s three questions to ask before you sign on the dotted line. Buying an old house? Ask these questions first! You don't want to buy a lemon! Here are 3 questions you need

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Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard findi

Women in Trade - Kia Kaha Electrical, Hamilton

We chat with father and business owner, Noema Johnson, about how he not only encouraged his daughter to take up a trade but how he is actively helping her to succeed in an electrical career... Hamilton based Noema, has worked in the electrical trade for the last 38 years. He's spent the last 10 years encouraging his daughter, Demi, to "jump into a trade". Now in her mid-twenties she has taken up his advice and this year started her training as an electrician. She is studying at the Waikato Institue of Technology (Wintec) on the Electrical Pre-Trade Training course, aimed at getting students ready for apprenticeship. Demi is one of only four women on the course and has teamed up with Mere, another inspirational women who is training in her 30's, all while having the pressure of children and family commitments. After the polytech based first year, each of the girls will be required to find and start an apprenticeship. Not only is Noema the inspiration and encourageme

Electric Car Charge Point: Our 300,000th Job

Builderscrack started out in 2007, with the simple goal of connecting homeowners to tradies. Fast forward 12 years and we are excited to be celebrating such a significant milestone… Our 300,000th Job To have had the opportunity to help homeowners find tradies for 300,000 jobs is both exciting and a privilege. From all of us here at Builderscrack we want to say a big THANK YOU to our homeowners and tradespeople, without you we wouldn't be here. The Job Mark from Auckland, a busy doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Emergency department, posted our 300,00th job. He had recently purchased an electric car and needed a charging port installed in his garage, with the idea of upgrading to the full power charger unit down the track. With this in mind, he wanted the job done in such a way that all the wiring was in place for the future upgrade. Mark posted his job on Builderscrack, having used it on numerous occasions since moving from England several years ago. Describing it as "

Outsourcing Housework Freed Up Precious Time For This Busy Homeowner

Busy homeowner Michelle holds down parenting, full-time work and studying towards her PhD. She shares with us how she used Builderscrack to outsource her housework so she could focus on the important stuff... How It Started To say Michelle is a driven person is an understatement. Sitting across from a woman that packs so much into her days is inspiring, not only because of that drive but the clever way she has arranged her life to make it possible. She tells me "I’m doing a full-time PhD and I’m doing full-time work, so for me, I have lots to do and absolutely no time. I also have a teenager who’s almost 16, who is extremely social. Every weekend there are at least five to seven friends invited, and they are having a sleepover. I come home, and I'm like, “I left it nice and tidy, what happened?”.  Michelle and her son moved into their home three years ago, and with a laugh explains “how things were starting to fall apart and in need of repair”. It wasn't only hard findi

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Check out how homeowners like you are using Electricians on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Wiring up of new cabin 4.7 m x 2.4 m

Posted 4 months ago

Hi there we need someone to please come wire up our new Bach with roughly 3 PowerPoints and 1 light switch with antenna / aerial plug and circuit board. . Our builder has made holes in the frame for where wires will go and placed black switch frames for exactly where we require all switches. Thanks

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Time clock switching

Posted 3 months ago

Looking to install a time switch to ensure the hot water cylinder is off at peak times. This should be capable of 2 on/off cycles every 24 hours weekdays only (permanently on at weekends). The intent is to use only overnight off-peak electricity during the week with the ability to also use low-rate electricity during the day if required. I expect the time clock switch to be installed in the hotwater cylinder cupboard

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Extractor fan installation

Posted 5 months ago

Hi, I am looking for a licensed electrician to install (IXL 150mm Ventair Easy Duct ) one in my kitchen and one in the bathroom. The attic is easily accessible with a ladder. Before accepting any tradies I would like to know how much it cost approx to plan my budget. \\\

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Change pull switch lights in 2 rooms

Posted 2 months ago

Old house with 2x pull switch lights wanting to change to wall switches. Won’t know where wiring needs to go back to till you have a look in the roof but switchboard was changed in last few years and other rooms around it have wall switches. We have a roll of electrical wiring if needed. I have rung around so many places for the last 2 months and several people have come and look and then just been too busy to come back. Really wanted it done ASAP so if anyone has a free afternoon please h...

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Downlight replacement options

Posted 6 months ago

We have just moved into a new home that was built in the late 90s. Downlights are used throughout and are the ventilated style used with incandescent bulbs. We would like to look at replacing them all with non-ventilated style for use with LEDs. We are looking to have insulation laid over them in the future. We are looking for recommendations on what fittings to use, followed by installation.

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House electrical check

Posted 1 year ago

Need a electrician to check electrical wiring in dwelling - power sockets - replacement of damaged points - check everything is in safe working condition

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Electrics

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need to re-wire the whole house - Electrics

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Install two bathroom lights + extractors

Posted 1 year ago

Install two 'Goldair' heat/light/vent units in two existing bathrooms. Minimal ducting into loft space, not to outside. Can probably be wired to existing ceiling lights. Preferably sorted before 20th September.

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Electrical New Home

Posted 1 year ago

The main board is onsite. House nearly finished. Need registered electrician to complete inside/out based on the plan.

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Power point in loft and a double outlet in the kitchen

Posted 6 months ago

Need power supply for the loft to fit Uno vents and a have a double power plug fitted into my kitchen

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Oven repairs

Posted 1 year ago

I need new elements and an oven element, before Xmas preferred, oven type is atlas Neptune,

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Bach to house power

Posted 1 year ago

Connect Bach to house approx 10 metres away

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Mains connection and cable laying

Posted 1 year ago

I need mains connection from Top Energy pillar to my property down a gravel accessway of about 70 metres; underground cable laid to Top Energy required standards

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3 Whitney Lane

Posted 10 months ago

Fit off new 3 bedroom house

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Rewire house

Posted 4 months ago

Rewire house, modernise light fittings, ample roof space no crouching, need done before I insulate ceiling

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TV aerial for bedroom

Posted 4 months ago

Kia ora, my mum needs an aerial connection to her bedroom. There is an existing TV connection to sky and TV in lounge.

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Outside power points

Posted 1 month ago

For our spa pool and our deck we need outside power points, at least 3 points. Further we need additional inhouse power points. You must be a certified electrician due to house insurance requirements. Further we need electricity provided to our horse stable including light and power point. Further we need fixing of our smart TV mot receiving a signal although connected to the satellite dish. We may need an UHV antenna.

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Whole House re wire

Posted 1 year ago

I need a 3 bedroom house to be reworked.it has a small to average kitchen,lounge,laundry,bathroom.there under house access and roof access.i need a ballpark quote for this job please

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Fibre Cable Check

Posted 4 months ago

Test a fibre cable link between two buildings.

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3 Whitney

Posted 10 months ago

Fit off new house ...............

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Recent electricians reviews

With over 179,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Wiring up of new cabin 4.7 m x 2.4 m

Work carried out by an employee of the company

21st August 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Time clock switching

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th September 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Temporary connection

Work carried out by the owner/operator

13th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install two bathroom lights + extractors

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Appliance Tech Limited

Joined June 2017

Hi I've been repairing whiteware appliance from 8 years with experience in all the brands, I have Over 2000 parts in stock, cheaps callout fee and repairs in whangarei. Give us a call today.

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ProperCare

Joined June 2009

Why choose ProperCare?.... Quality work, Fast and efficient, Great communication (we'll even help with planning) Large range of jobs big or small.

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ALL DONE

Joined October 2016

Hi there, Having worked in many industries including construction and also technician positions ,has provided me with experience to tackle almost any task. I am very handy and can think outside the box to resolve any problem you might have at a reasonable rate. Thank you for your consideration.

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Sparky Pants Electrical

Joined February 2019

We pride ourselves in providing exceptional service and expertise in your Electrical needs. We are constantly in touch with what’s new in the electrical sector, in doing so we will provide you with what’s best for you whatever your electrical needs maybe. Specifically we specialise in, but not limited to: New Build Homes House Renovations Fault Finding and Repairing Electrical issues Small...

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JZee Electrical Ltd

Joined September 2016

www. ... .nz We provide a full range of electrical and heating/cooling services delivered by qualified electricians We are well experienced with more than fifteen years electrical and six years heating/ventilation experience and are fully qualified in both electrical and heating/ventilation installations. No job is too large or too small to attend to. We are focused on customer satisfact...

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CMA Electrical

Joined August 2019

Family ran local electrical business with over 20 years experience in the trade carrying out a variety of work from basic maintenance to new builds and solar installations. We believe in offering all our customers great value for money.

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Just a Sparky LTD

Joined September 2018

Hi. We are a newly opened business with a wide variety of experience. Dometic, Commercial and Industrial. We value our customers and appreciate their time is important, therefore are committed to honoring quoted times. All work guaranteed and no job to small.

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Hawke Property Developments Ltd

Joined February 2009

We provide qualified building and maintenance work in Kerikeri and surrounding areas, specialising in alterations, additions, renovations for private home owners, landlords, and commercial interests. We also provide customised building tasks, along with maintenance and repairs. If you are looking to renovate to sell and market your home, or to enhance your lifestyle, or get repairs done, c...

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DATT plumbing and heating

Joined March 2014

Hi, DATT P&H are a family run business, which has 25 years experience in all aspects of the trade,gaining the highest qualifications possible here and overseas.We have now acquired our waterproofing registration, and have all trades close at hand, so all our jobs can be project managed to time and cost. We are proud to say that our quotes are very competitive.

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Pulse electrical & communication services ltd

Joined August 2017

Welcome to Pulse Electrical, we are professional electrical contractors with over 10 years experience in providing a comprehensive range of electrical services in and around the Auckland area. The key to our success is our commitment to every individual, family, and company that uses our services, whether it’s planning, procurement, design, review, implementation, or maintenance, we have the exper...

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Howard Contracting

Joined December 2017

Hello there! Having been a NZ Registered Electrican for the last 25 Years I am familiar with all facets of electrical work; commercial, domestic & industrial. For now I just specialise in the housing sector; additions/alterations, old/new work, relocates' rewires and main cabling/trenching etc plus if need be solar installs. I like to be accurate, conservative and realistic for whatever the dema...

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Davis Electrical & Solar

Joined March 2017

Davis Electrical & Solar are your friendly local Electricians with great knowledge and experience in all electrical installations, we are reliable and motivated and believes our knowledge will save you time and money. We deliver a high standard of workmanship backed by our $20,000 Master Electricians guarantee and have great people skills. We take pride in our work for the best job every time.k...

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Frontier Electrical

Joined January 2020

Hi Frontier electrical is your go to electricians that think outside the box. We go out of our way to come up with leading edge solutions to suit your needs. We do everything from small service jobs, renovations, new builds, security, CCTV, audio visual and home automation. We pride ourselves on our professional work, meeting deadlines and being the cleanest electricians you will ever...

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Revolve Electrical Solutions Limited

Joined September 2020

Hi, we are a small local business based in Northland. At Revolve Electrical Solutions we provide the highest standard of electrical safety for domestic, commercial and residential installations and we’re proud of the quality of our work. Revolve Electrical Solutions can provide quality work for new installations, renovations, maintenance, TV/data, phone and heatpump installations.

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CMC Electrical

Joined February 2013

Registered electrician Reliable, fast and efficient as well as cost effective. Specialise in residential electrical work. Cover all areas of electrical requirements Work out of Whangarei and from Ruakaka through to Bay of Islands. Look forward to hearing from you no matter what size of job

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CIRCULATE SERVICES LTD

Joined July 2019

Our goal is to provide superior products and services at an affordable cost for our customers. Specializing in Heat pumps And Air conditioning, everything Electrical from Complete house rewire and renovations to New home plan and installation

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Leighton electrical Ltd

Joined February 2019

Hi, we are a small team of a tradesman and an apprentice electrician. We are registered electricians as well as an electrical inspector. We are a member of Master Electricans NZ. We are also a member of ecosmart electricians Nz. We specialise in domestic and commercial. We can tackle any job from Rewires, solar, Autogates, heat pumps, CCTV, alarms switchboards, data and much more. We pride our co...

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Griffin electrical ltd

Joined May 2016

Ashton has over 10 years experience in residential, commercial, industrial, security, solar, air conditioning and underground services. Specialising in residential new housing, renovation and servicing, He takes pride in his work and complete jobs either on time or early.

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Helena Bay Electrical

Joined November 2017

Helena Bay Electrical focuses on excellent all-round customer service – making sure your projects get completed on time & to the highest standard. Your one-stop-shop for home improvements! Maintenance - Alterations - New Builds, servicing Whangarei North, Rural & coastal areas throughout Northland We pride ourselves on delivering high quality workmanship and are leaders in new technologies in ou...

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Shore Electrical

Joined March 2019

Hi, we have been dealing with new builds for the past few years. Also hold a maintenance contract with some large companies. We do smaller jobs from time to time. And also some appliance repair jobs. We are very professional small team with extremely competitive pricing. Clean and tidy.

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